There was much to worry about at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere at the Venice Film Festival Monday (September 5): Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde kept their distance, Harry Styles kissed Nick Kroll and, apparently, he also spit on Chris Pine.
In a now-viral Twitter video of the co-stars, the former One Direction member, 28, took the empty seat beside Pine, who had director Olivia Wilde on his other side. After the “As It Was” singer seemingly aimed his spit at the 42-year-old actor, Pine froze mid-clap and stared into his lap with a smile before laughing to himself. Earlier at a press conference with Styles, Pine was visibly zoning out while Styles answered questions about the film.
Meanwhile, Pugh was noticeably absent from the press conference due to filming commitments for Dune: Part Two in Budapest, according to Wilde. However, the Midsommar star arrived at the festival before the press conference had even finished — with an Aperol Spritz in hand and seemingly not a care in the world, making it clear that wasn’t the case.
Not Olivia Wilde saying Florence Pugh couldn’t make the the Don’t Worry Darling press conference because of scheduling conflicts and her literally being in Venice at the same time with this energy 👑🤣 #DontWorryDarling https://t.co/QqXyYuUAkG— LOTVF (@lotsoftvfeels) September 5, 2022
Wilde, Styles and Pugh were not photographed next to each other at Venice, often leaving Pine and co-star Gemma Chan to act as buffers. This led Twitter to wonder if the feud really isn’t over as the actors claim while stirring up another rumor that Styles and Wilde called it quits.
As we previously reported, Wilde denied any beef with Pugh in an interview with Variety, praising the actress for her performance in A24’s Midsommar. “I had been blown the f— away by her,” Wilde shared. “I loved the film, but I loved her. I was just like, ‘Well, she’s extraordinary. She’s clearly the most exciting young actress working today.’”
See how Twitter reacted to all the drama that went down at Don’t Worry Darling‘s Venice premiere below: